Purdue University’s Diversity Spend Reporting

Purdue University is dedicated to building and maintaining a strong, diverse supply chain network. We strive to develop and expand relationships with diverse and small businesses.

Our construction, goods and services procurement programs ensure all suppliers have equal opportunity to participate in the procurement and bidding process. In addition to Purdue’s direct contracts with diverse and small suppliers, the university also captures the send from our large business contracts who subcontract services or products to a diverse supplier and/or small business in support of their Purdue contract. This is known as Tier II spend reporting.

Tier II Reporting

Purdue University expects its prime suppliers to honor their commitment to diversity and small businesses by actively including them as subcontractors (Tier II suppliers). Purdue does not identify which certified diverse or small business will be utilized by our prime suppliers.

We expect our prime suppliers to:

  • Proactively work to increase the contract spend with certified diverse and small 
  • Submit their diversity and small business spend with certified suppliers into our SupplierGATEWAY   Prime suppliers must report their Tier II spend by the 20th of the month following each calendar quarter: 
    • October 20
    • January 20
    • April 20
    • July 20


SupplierGATEWAY is the system used to track Tier II spending. The system is available to all Purdue University suppliers.


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